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Newtown, Keel, Achill, Co. Mayo
53.972792435376334, -10.096832513809204

For generations Achill Island has been attracting artists and writers to it’s western shores, where the constantly changing light and tempestuous elements have proven irresistible.
In 1998 well known Irish sculptor Ronan Halpin and painter Amanda Mac Mahon followed this path west and now live and work outside the village of Keel.
The Ronan Halpin Gallery has been in operation since 1999 and is open to the public during the summer months. (look out for the Hare!)
Inspired by the surrounding majestic landscape and seascape, this raw, unspoilt beauty is reflected in their work.
Amanda Mac Mahon paints local landscapes and paintings which document man’s impact on our environment.
Ronan’s work, which is individually handmade using steel, brass and bronze, is created in his own studio workshop.
His smaller sculptural work mainly consists of animals, boats and figurative pieces and he also creates unique pieces of furniture (tables, mirrors and lamps).
Ronan has many large scale public commission sculptures throughout the country. His most recent commission ‘Sentinel’ can be seen standing over 6 metres tall in the nearby town of Westport.
The sculpture, along with the surrounding public realm space, won the People’s Choice Award 2016, presented by the RIAI.
Gallery open June 1st – September 31st
11.00am – 5.00pm

Ronan Halpin Gallery 2016 from Ronan Halpin on Vimeo.